[CentOS] boot process glitch due to missing 2nd disk

Tue Jul 20 20:26:20 UTC 2010
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:50:34 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 02:56:16 pm Dave wrote:
> > I just installed centos on a Dell that used to have 2 internal disks, but I
> > removed one just before the install. Now when I boot it, it stops and
> > outputs a message complaining about the missing disk and I have to hit F1 to
> > get it to continue booting.
> The answer depends on what kind of Dell this is.  Is it a PowerEdge server?  Some sort of embedded RAID controller (PowerEdge and Precision workstations both have those)? More information required to fully answer.
> A Dimension desktop shouldn't have this issue, but a PowerEdge or Precision with PERC or CERC set up will have this issue, and you need to access the controller's setup to tell it the other disk is gone.

A PowerEdge with plain old SATA disks will complain about a missing disk
as well -- we had a disk die and everytime it booted while we waited for
the replacement it would stop complaining that the disk was missing (we
had software RAID and were able to stay up with a 'degraded' RAID set
for the week or so it took to get the replacemnt).

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